Summer Course: Intensive Hebrew Language Session

Enrollment for The Jewish Theological Seminary’s Summer Sessions has begun. We invite you to visit our website – -  to see a list of all our course offerings, Application Information as well as the Summer School Application along with the Residence Life Application. We offer the Intensive Hebrew Language Session as well as two five-week sessions.

The Intensive Hebrew Language Session moves students, whether those just beginning or those more advanced, through one semester of modern Hebrew. The program runs for 10 weeks and classes consist of a combination of formal classes and individual tutorial sessions. Students new to JTS are required to take a placement examination in order to participate. Please be aware that this is modern Hebrew, not Biblical or rabbinic Hebrew.

Intensive Hebrew Language Session: Tuesday, May 25 – Thursday, July 29 Hebrew language classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

The Summer Sessions comprise two five-week sessions, late May to late June and late June to the end of July. Courses include Bible, Talmud, Midrash, Jewish literature, Jewish thought, Jewish history and Jewish education. The faculty comprises distinguished professors from JTS and other academic institutions in North America, Israel and Europe. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as students entering their senior year of high school are eligible for admission. The Office of Student Life sponsors various social and cultural events throughout the two sessions, and air-conditioned residence halls are available.

Classes meet for 2 hours, 3 days a week, with exceptions made for holidays. Unless otherwise noted, courses are taught at the graduate level, are taught in English with texts in the original (although translations are generally available), are three credits and professors are JTS faculty. Students should consult the deans or registrars of their own institutions for credit approval.

The dates for Summer 2010 are as follows:
Session I open to undergraduates only
Sunday, May 16 – Monday, June 7
classes meet Sunday through Friday
Session II
Tuesday, May 25 – Thursday, June 24
classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Session III
Tuesday, June 29 – Thursday, July 29
classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
For further information, please contact the JTS Summer Sessions by telephone at 212/678-8886 or by email at

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